Adult Programs

The Inventions of Dr. Benjamin Franklin / Wednesday, July 28, 1:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

You are cordially invited to travel in time to October 1776, with a visit from Dr. Benjamin Franklin, as he discusses his life and his inventions (and there are many!). From inventing swim fins at age 11, to the Franklin stove and bifocals, learn more about the life of an American renaissance man, as portrayed by Terry R. Kutz. 

This indoor adult program is free to attend. No registration is required. If you are attending but not vaccinated…for your own safety, please wear a face covering.

Andrea Bartz, author of We Were Never Here, in Conversation with Jennifer Hillier / Monday, August 9, 7:00 p.m. Online via Zoom

NOTE: Advanced registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting link. Register here.

In conjunction with Boswell Books, the Elm Grove Library proudly welcomes Andrea Bartz, celebrating the release of her latest twisty thriller, We Were Never Here, with an in conversation virtual event with Jennifer Hillier, author of Little Secrets and Jar of Hearts.

Since bursting onto the scene with her LA Times-bestselling debut, The Lost Night, and follow-up thriller, The Herd, Andrea Bartz has quickly become known as “a master of the timely literary thriller” (BuzzFeed). Now, Bartz invites readers to travel to far-flung places with best friends Emily and Kristen on a backpacking trip with deadly consequences in this “sharp, unsettling thriller about power, obsession, and the inescapable grip of the past” (New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda).

Join us for a discussion of the book named a most anticipated read of 2021 by Buzzfeed, Marie Claire, and Reader's Digest. Want a signed copy? Order right here and request a signed bookplate.

Andrea Bartz is author of The Lost Night and The Herd. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and many other outlets, and she’s held editorial positions at Glamour, Psychology Today, and Self. Jennifer Hillier lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and son. She is the author of the psychological thrillers Wonderland, Creep, Jar of Hearts, and Little Secrets.

Scams & Frauds Targeting Seniors / Wednesday, September 8, 1:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

Francesca Johnson from the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will discuss the details of scams that target seniors, the warning signs of a scam, and what to do if you or someone you know falls victim to a scam or fraud. As Wisconsin’s lead agency for consumer protection, the Bureau of Consumer Protection provides information and education, mediates complaints, investigates cases, and takes enforcement actions to fight fraudulent and deceptive practices that harm consumers and honest businesses.

About the presenter: Francesca Johnson is an Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. As an Agency Liaison, Francesca travels throughout southeastern Wisconsin to educate the public, businesses and law enforcement on the importance of privacy protection and data security.

Maximize Your Medicare Benefits / Wednesday, October 20, 1:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

Learn more about your Medicare options! This presentation will provide an overview of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D as well as supplemental insurance and an explanation of how they all fit together. The program will also include information about Medicare’s upcoming annual open enrollment period (October 15 –December 7) and an explanation of how to use and understand the plan comparison tool on Medicare’s website

Important information will be shared about special programs for Medicare beneficiaries with limited income that may help them pay their Medicare costs (Medicare Savings Plans) and also help pay for their Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (“Extra Help”). Presented by Jennie Radmer, a Waukesha County Medicare Outreach Specialist, in association with GWAAR (Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc.).

The Essential Christmas Carol /  Wednesday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room 

Through storytelling and performance, author and entertainer William Pack will share the curious origins behind one of the most popular stories ever written. Then, using the 1867 Dickens’ script, Pack will perform an abridged reading of A Christmas Carol enhanced by a modern recreation of a magic lantern slideshow popular during Dickens’ lifetime. Free to attend. No registration required. 

Wisconsin Lumberjack Legends and Lore / Virtual Program Available On Demand

From Paul Bunyan to the Hodag, this program is filled with all of the Lumberjack traditions, superstitions, and legends. From tall tales of mysterious creatures lurking in the woods, boasts of supernatural feats, and every yarn in-between, this program celebrates our lumberjack history. Presented by Chad Lewis. Watch the program!